Wednesday, November 24, 2010


There are so many things that I am thankful for at Thanksgiving. Funny how as you get older the holiday is less about the meal and the Christmas countdown and more about the time spent with loved ones. We've all been looking forward to Turkey Day for some time and I think the kids have fashioned turkeys out of any and every paper product ever created (where do preschools get all the ideas for this stuff?). Anyway, in the spirit of the holiday, I thought I'd share what I'm most thankful for in my very type-A fashion ... a list! So here's what I'm feeling thankful for this holiday season, both big and small, and in no particular order:

*My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
*My loving, faithful, hard working husband
*My four beautiful and healthy kiddos
*All my family and friends
*The best dog in the world, Wilson
*Duke basketball - yeah, I said it - Go Devils!
*Gator football (said not as enthusiastically as Duke basketball due to their not too stellar season. Still love 'em)
*Glee (and mostly Matthew Morrison)
*Kids who can (most of the time) put on their own shoes 
*Free childcare at the Y
*BBQ Pork Quesadillas (types of food could take up a lot of my list, but I'll abstain)
*WHITE Christmas lights (don't get me started colored lights people)
*Big bear hugs around my neck from my littlest man
*Nicknames - Peanut, Bear, Muscle Man, Boogs ... and the list goes on
*Living somewhere where leaves turn beautiful golds, reds, and oranges in the fall
*Lawn service (to clean up all those beautiful leaves)
*Trader Joe's (come to Winston ... please???)
*$1 Sweet Tea at McDonald's
*"Kids Eat Free" nights at ANY restaurant
*Coupons - especially online coupon codes, Groupons, and Gymbucks
*A good glass of much needed wine
*COSTCO - All I can say is, Buy Bulk!
*Milk Duds (technically, this is candy, not food ... so I'm making good on my promise of no more food on the list)
*The blue eyes of my triplets and the hazel eyes of my little man
*Toms (
*Sweat pants
*Something I'd never thought I'd say ... skinny jeans!
*Jim Halpert and Dwight Schrute
*Davidson College, Go Cats!
*Only ONE child in diapers, woohoo!
*Sleeping babies
*The smell of freshly shampooed baby hair
*Words With Friends (one word - addictive)
*Great in-laws (Is there something on my nose?)
*Fires in the fireplace and in the fire pit
*Fleece (pants, pullover ... I'm not partial)
*Bargain websites (Totsy, Mama Bargains, Kid Steals, Zulily, Gilt ... I love them all!)
*A turkey, cranberry, AND dressing sandwich on the night of Thanksgiving. Gotta have a little gravy on top too!

There's so many more things I could list but it would take all night (and no one would read it anyway!). Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving filled with friends, family, good food and fun. Happy Turkey Day!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you. I am so grateful that Matt found such a wonderful wife and that my grandchildren have such a caring, funny, loving, savvy mother. love, Mimi